Yesterday I visited the Leith end of the Water of Leith Walkway, the 12 mile path alongside the Water of Leith river from Balerno to Leith, through central Edinburgh. You can read more about the Water of Leith in Edinburgh off the beaten track. Leith is Edinburgh’s port and the area has been revamped recently.
There is a collection of reproductions of paintings illustrating the heyday of Leith port at the side of the walkway.
The massive offices of the Scottish Executive are in Leith and blocks of luxury waterside flats have sprung up. The Royal Yacht Britannia, is moored at the side of the Ocean Terminal shopping and leisure centre. There are numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Royal Yacth Britannia at Ocean Terminal